Mandela Exhibit Featured in Duke Publication
An art exhibit surrounded famed South African President Nelson Mandela currently on display at American Tobacco has people in Durham talking. Ryan Brown, staff writer, recently wrote a piece about the exhibit for The Chronicle, the Independent Daily at Duke University.
“Mandela art captures struggle for South Africa” ran in the Recess section of the February 14, 2008, edition of the paper. Brown writes about the American Tobacco exhibit, “Nelson Mandela: A Light So Powerful,” a collection of lithographs of Mandela’s days in Robben Island prison and election posters from the historic 1994 election.
“Sandwiched between an information desk and a cluster of offices, A Light So Powerful is structurally little more than a length of wire fencing,” wrote Brown. “But displayed within it is a rare collection of artifacts from the apartheid era.”
“Nelson Mandela: A Light So Powerful” will be on display in the lobby of the Strickland Building on the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham until April 30th. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibit space is open from 9:00am to 6:00pm, seven days a week.
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Article used by permission of The Chronicle, Copyright © 2008